IT defence strategy remains top priority at the Cyber Resilience and InfoSec 2017
The annual conference is supported by the UAE chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
Running from the 6 - 7 February, 2017, this year's edition of Cyber Resilience and InfoSec 2017 conference remained focused on the ongoing challenges around cyberwarfare.
Hosted at the Sofitel Hotel in Abu Dhabi, the two-day event, which is supported by the UAE chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), tackled current developments in the field including the dangers of ransomware and the changing role of women in IT security.
Commenting on the annual event, Chris Yule, Senior Security Researcher, at SecureWorks, said: "The UAE is a key market in an increasingly globalised world and it's important for us to engage with prominent decision makers in the region about how they can protect their organisations against growing cybersecurity threats."
He added: "With cyber-attacks on the increase and a conveyor belt of high-profile IT security breaches hitting the headlines, organisations need to prioritise their incident response plan and build a proactive, ongoing incident management program to counter any future security breach.
"By working with a trusted partner, organisations can ensure that they're well protected against emerging threat group trends and directing their resources to protect the appropriate part of their business".
The event included two panel discussions exploring the role of cyber security within a smart enterprise environment, as well as delving into the various factors that will aid companies in rethinking their approach to security.
Key speakers include top officials from the Dubai Smart Government, National Bank of Egypt, and Khalifa University, to name a few.